One Solution To Fentanyl Flood

Dear Editor,

Someone is sending a message to the world, or at least to the scumbags who have developed the habit of breaking the law with impunity.

This headline says it all: “Support building for Republican resolution to authorize military force against Mexican drug cartels, eviscerate those behind the fentanyl crisis.” 

Congressman Mike Waltz and Dan Crenshaw, both Republicans, have introduced a resolution calling to “authorize the use of United States Armed Forces against those responsible for trafficking fentanyl or a fentanyl-related substance into the United States or carrying out other related activities that cause regional destabilization in the Western Hemisphere.”

In military terms it says, “kick a**, take names and leave bodies,” which the military is very good at. And there are some units that let the other side set the rules, although officially they’ll deny it.

I realize there is no way this thing will go any further but from what I read it’s gathering support. One can only hope.

This action is what is needed to bring under control something that’s killing millions of Americans, the majority of them our children. Note I’m not saying stop it because that is next to impossible, but the numbers can be brought way down and we can almost end the drug problem in America. Note I used the word “almost” because ending the drug problem in this country is next to impossible unless we change from a democracy to a dictatorship. Am I advocating the invasion of Mexico? No way. It would require an invitation from the Mexican government.  But given the level of corruption in that government it may require some way to allow US forces to operate basically independent of the Mexican government.

A side benefit could be a drop in the level of illegals crossing into our country. I don’t know how many but given the current numbers anything would be a help.

Given who and what this would involve, it could cause some potentially ugly, very ugly, danger to U.S. military personnel’s families, given who we are talking about here. We know they have no qualms about going after the families of anyone who opposes them. That’s why if this were to happen, we play by their rules like in the Godfather, “You bring a club, we bring a knife…”

Is that extreme? Yes, but look at the other option – that being the current status quo.

Carpe diem,

Alan Marshall


Lesser Of Two Evils Is Still Evil

Dear Editor,

“Our” federal government has serious problems. There are liars and hypocrites in both the Democratic and Republican parties. Members of both parties have problems when it comes to classified information. Neither party wants to decrease the size and power of government, or eliminate the government debt. The two parties are against term limits and the overthrow of all dictatorships.

I have the solution to our problems. We need to get rid of the “two party system.” We can start by mandating that all races, in all elections, allow write-in voting, and a “none of the above line.” The two party system forces people to choose between “the lessor of two evils.” Keep in mind that the lessor of two evils is still evil. Suppose you went to vote for president, and your only choices were Hitler and Stalin. Who would you vote for?

Chuck Mann